South Carolina Women’s Basketball Continues to Dominate

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Joseph Bender, Sports Editor

The South Carolina Gamecock women’s basketball team has been all the buzz in the WBB world this season. The Gamecocks have been the #1 team in the country for over a month now, and are 23-1 on the season with a 17 game winning streak, their one loss coming to Indiana at Indiana.

Head coach Dawn Staley already has the South Carolina women’s basketball team in championship form, with still a whole month of basketball remaining until the start of the SEC & NCAA tournaments.

As the season has progressed, one game has loomed above the others: UConn, the standard of Women’s basketball. South Carolina had never beaten UConn in program history, but that all changed Monday night, as the Gamecocks dominated the UConn Huskies 70-52 in front of a sold out crowd at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina. It was the largest crowd to watch a women’s basketball all season, and the 4th ever sell-out in Colonial Life Arena.

This win was the game of the season for the Gamecocks, and really showed how South Carolina could fare with other top teams once the regular season is over and the NCAA tournament begins. The Gamecocks have already played 8 top 25 teams this season, the most in NCAA women’s basketball, including 3 top 5 wins over Baylor, Maryland, and Connecticut.

Dawn Staley and the Gamecocks only have 5 more games of the 2019-2020 regular season, with one more top 25 matchup left vs #15 Kentucky. Once the regular season concludes, the Gamecocks will first play in the SEC Tournament, and will likely play Mississippi State once or twice, who the Gamecocks beat in a nail biter in January.
With UConn now out of the way, South Carolina’s path to another national championship is starting to form week by week. As the 17 game win streak continues, and the Gamecocks remain #1.